The investment plans for Adventist Health System's Florida Hospital in Orlando include a new $300 million patient tower, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Florida, and Texas.
- Alabama: HHS has allocated Alabama nearly $8 million of $485 million in nationwide funding to combat the opioid epidemic. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the funds are aimed at "help[ing] support evidence-based efforts at the state level to prevent misuse of opioids in the first place, expand[ing] access to effective treatment options for people in need, and support[ing] recovery for those who have prevailed." State officials have not detailed specific recipients or plans for the funding (Patchen, Birmingham Business Journal, 4/23).
- Florida: Adventist Health System's Florida Hospital in Orlando plans on investing $600 million in both acquisitions and renovations over the next three years. The largest project under this investment is a new patient tower at Florida Hospital Tampa, which will cost approximately $300 million and feature additional beds, operating rooms, and space for parking (McMorris, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 4/23).
- Texas: The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso have named Nicholas Tejeda as market CEO. Tejeda, who previously served as CEO of the Hospitals of Providence's Transmountain and Sierra campuses, has worked at Providence since 2015 (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 4/24).
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